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Tunes for Bears to Dance To: The Shaping of a New Zealand Writer

Tunes for Bears to Dance To: The Shaping of a New Zealand Writer
 

In this BWB Text Marshall reflects at length on his writing career, on the forces that have shaped him as a writer, on his intense admiration for Janet Frame and on his decision to concentrate on the short story form.

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ISBN 9781927277829
Published 4 December 2014 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Marshall, Owen
Series BWB Texts

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ISBN-13 9781927277829
ISBN-10 1927277825
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 4 December 2014
International Publication Date 1 November 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Marshall, Owen
Series BWB Texts
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
History
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Number of Pages 50
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 544832

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I became aware of the fallibility of the real, that the splendidly detailed objective world of sound and colours, shapes and textures was not completely opaque, and that beneath it could be glimpsed the shimmer of things of great horror and ineffable joy.

He is one of New Zealand's finest regional writers and a master of the short story, but despite his many accolades Owen Marshall continues to write under an assumed name. In this BWB Text Marshall reflects at length on his writing career, on the forces that have shaped him as a writer, on his intense admiration for Janet Frame and on his decision to concentrate on the short story form.

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Author's Bio

Owen Marshall has written, or edited, over twenty-five books. He has held fellowships at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago, and in Menton, France. In 2000 he received the ONZM and in the same year his novel Harlequin Rex won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Canterbury, which awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 2002. He was awarded the CNZM in 2012 for services to literature, and in 2013 received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction.

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